Syracuse’s James Southerland out indefinitely with academic issue, will not play Saturday vs. Villanova
Jan 12, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT
Syracuse forward James Southerland is out indefinitely due to eligibility issues, the school announced Saturday. The school cited privacy laws in not disclosing the specific reason, but according to the Syracuse Post-Standard, academics could be at the root of the problem.
He will reportedly not suit up for Syracuse’s game Saturday against Villanova. His status for the remainder of the season is uncertain.
Southerland is the second-leading scorer for the Orange this season, averaging 13.6 points and adding 5.2 rebounds per game. He was key in Syracuse’s win over South Florida when he scored 17 points and was integral to a late-game run that allowed the Orange to pull away for the win.
His best game of the season came Nov. 30 vs. Arkansas when he scored 25 points on 12-of-17 shooting.
More updates will be added as they become available.
- Thoughts on Antonio Blakeney, shoe companies and a decommitments 0
- Top prospect in Class of 2014 signs endorsement deal with Under Armour 0
- Five-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney decommits from Louisville 3
- Richard Pitino warns Minnesota fans not to trust his dad before Louisville opener 2
- CBT’s Recruiting Roundup: UConn and Arizona land 2015 big men, 2015 commitments flying off the board 0
- USA Basketball, Mike Krzyzewski and thoughts on today’s ‘takedown’ 3
- Arizona lands four-star center to potential No. 1 recruiting class in 2015 0
- Former Indiana guard A.J. Guyton writes an open letter to Bob Knight (6)
- Four-star power forward becomes Indiana’s first 2015 commitment (3)
- Arizona State commit arrested for allegedly shoplifting less than $20 in DVDs from Walmart (3)
- Allen Iverson, Georgetown legends return to campus for new John Thompson practice facility (3)
- USA Basketball, Mike Krzyzewski and thoughts on today’s ‘takedown’ (3)